Letter from E.R. Morrissey to Hagan
Pontifical Irish College
Hagan, John, 1873-1930
Typescript letter with few handwritten corrections from ‘Sister John of the Cross' [Morrissey], No.1 Mercy Convent, Dublin, to 'my Dear James' (Hagan) (in code). The sister that 'Isais' told him about is in very poor health. The 'New Code' put the other sisters into a frame of mind that is beyond reasoning. Comments on 'Teresa's companion' who mediates for (him) with the outside world and acts as a breakwater. K.[eohane] laughed hard over the actions and mannerisms of some of the people the writer made a study of, including (his) fellow worker 'Sr. Frederico' [Fr. Gaynor]. As for the outside world, it is the first time since the war that everybody is hopeful because of the 'mad Irregulars' splitting and because of talk that they might hand in their weapons to a third party. Dr. Brown was released; indignation over his disgraceful behaviour; he promised to the bishops to be 'a good boy' in future. Reporting what is known of the newly employed chaplains for the Free State army; an S.J. is chaplain to the Governor General. Mother General [DeValera] is seldom heard of. The clergy speaks highly of the new (vicar general). Some comments on the reformed examinations for which summons are being sent; their friend is to write to (Hagan) on this matter but will need to be very discrete because of his present boss. 'M's' friends are 'as curious as ever' and it seems 'that the new Hymns have knocked the hearts across in them'.
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